Memorial for Martyn Goff

Memorial for Martyn Goff

A memorial event is to be held for Martyn Goff, who served as administrator of the Booker Prize for 33 years, in November.

Goff died in March at the age of 92 after a long period of ill health.

He ran the Booker Prize for 33 years, retiring from that role in 2006. Before that he had been a bookseller and director of the National Book League (later Book Trust), in addition to being the author of nine novels.

After leaving the trust, he became chairman of the antiquarian booksellers, Henry Sotheran’s.

A memorial for Goff will be held at the Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall at 4pm on Thursday 12th November.

There is a dress code at the Athenaeum: jacket and tie for men, no denim, no trainers.

Those wanting to attend the event should email